The Brookville Smart Energy Bus Station will eventually power 70 electric buses, providing clean transportation to residents of Montgomery County, Maryland.Photo courtesy of AlphaStruxure
Vermont Business Journal Dynapower, a South Burlington-based global leader in power conversion and energy storage solutions, has partnered with Alphastruxure and Montgomery County, Maryland to provide energy storage that will help provide the county with on-site power generation, including renewable energy ) electric bus fleet provides uninterrupted power resources.
Using an integrated system of solar energy, microgrid energy storage and charging stations, the Brookville Smart Energy Bus Station will eventually provide 4.14 megawatts of charging capacity for 70 electric buses (50% of the Brookville Bus fleet). Converting these 70 buses from diesel to electric, powered by an on-site clean energy microgrid, would reduce lifetime emissions by 62% over the next 25 years, equivalent to a reduction of more than 160,000 tons of greenhouse gases.
Dynapower’s 3 MW/4.3 MWh CPS-i integrated energy storage system provides OEMs with microgrid battery storage, stores electricity to charge electric buses, and enables 100% operational capacity in the event of grid disruptions. It also allows participation in Potomac Power Company’s (Pepco) Demand Response Program, which supports regional grid performance and optimization to improve energy resiliency for local residents and businesses.
Statewide, Maryland is working toward a 50 percent zero-emission bus fleet by 2030. The Brookville Smart Energy Bus Station aligns with the county’s priorities of reducing public transit emissions while enhancing the resiliency of the community and infrastructure assets.
“We are proud and honored to help Montgomery County in its efforts to achieve sustainability, electrification and climate resilience,” said Adam Knudsen, general manager of Dynapower. “This project aligns with our goals of powering a cleaner planet and reducing global carbon emissions. .”
Brookville Smart Energy Bus Depot’s Dynapower battery energy storage system will help provide uninterrupted power to Montgomery County’s electric bus fleet.Photo courtesy of AlphaStruxure
Dynapower is a trusted leader in energy storage and power conversion solutions that drive the world’s clean energy future. With its broad product line of inverters, DC converters, energy storage systems, high-power rectifiers and transformers, Dynapower is powering clean energy markets such as hydrogen, electric vehicles and energy storage, as well as serving industrial and defense markets. Headquartered in South Burlington, Vermont, Dynapower works with partners and customers to power a cleaner planet. Visit www.dynapower.com for more information.
AlphaStruxure is a leading energy-as-a-service (EaaS) provider that designs, builds, owns, operates and maintains custom energy infrastructure, including microgrids. Unlike other EaaS providers, AlphaStruxure owns the system for its customer lifecycle, making it fully accountable for the long-term results of resiliency, reliability, GHG reduction, and cost stability—with no capital expenditure or complexity. AlphaStruxure’s unique joint venture model combines Carlyle’s capital support with Schneider Electric’s 185-year heritage and track record as the #1 microgrid technology provider with more than 300 successful projects in North America. A committed innovator in new energy, AlphaStruxure has initiated an ambitious transformation of energy-intensive private and public sector organizations. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, AlphaStruxure operates in North America while leveraging global capabilities.
South Burlington, Vermont, Oct. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Dynapower